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I'm so happy with the reviews of my memoir "Leaving Story Avenue, my journey from the projects to the front page." Here are just a few:

The NY Times: "A captivating and vivid memoir..."

Ken Auletta of The New Yorker magazine: "A poignant and funny memoir...."

The Newark Star Ledger: "Paul LaRosa nails the twilight era of American newspapers with the aplomb of the award-winning journalist he became."

Tom Robbins, investigative journalist: "LaRosa has a great ear, a great eye and a great sense of self-effacing humor...a marvelous tale of a fast-disappearing part of New York."

Of the 17 reader reviews on Amazon, 16 of them are 5-star and the other is a 4-star review.

Thanks everyone.

Paul


taxiThe other day in the virtual land of Facebook (where some live full-time), I noticed a posting by Leon Collins, a friend and former colleague. Now a resident of Connecticut, here’s what Leon wrote about a recent experience while visiting the Big Apple:


Some things never change.

Today my younger daughter learned how NYC cabs are in no rush to pick up black men, especially on avenues pointed to...

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Brooklyn Darkchild Sorry I'm so late with this but thanks for the add!
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Steve Huff Thanks, Paul! Good reading selections, all.


Catherine Hi Paul. Nice to meet you! :-)


Margaret Hi! Just stopping by to say hello and to thank you for adding me to your friend list.


message 8: by Heidi

Heidi Hi, Paul, thanks for the add! I have to confess that I don't read true crime myself, but my mother does, & then I get to hear all the gory details. I know she's read a couple of yours & we've both enjoyed them. :-)

Heidi
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Maggie Paul

Thank you for the add. I glanced through your bookshelves and what a great reading collection. The books that you've written also look fantastic. I have to admit...true crime for me is a tough, but often well worth the effort, read.
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Maggie




Rosemary Hi, Paul. Thanks for the invitation. Your books look great. Happy writing!


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

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Jeremy Hi Paul!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


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Amy Mawdsley So when you have a chance I would love to know why you started writing true crime.
I find it fascinating from beginning to end. I am trying to branch out as a reader but I always crave crime.

I know you said you are working on a story so hit me up when work slows down.

:) Amy


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Kim Hello I am Kim, very nice to meet you.


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